How to make Chinese BBQ sauce - 3 recipes included

Published: 10th June 2010
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In this article I will show you how to make Chinese BBQ sauce with three recipes included for you to have a try.

* Char Siu Sauce

The most common ready made Chinese BBQ sauce is Char Siu Sauce which you could easily find in supermarkets.

Char Siu Sauce has the following ingredients

Water, Sugar, Salt, Honey, Maltose (Wheat Starch, Malt, Water), Modified Corn Starch, Soybeans, Contains Less Than 2% of Wheat Flour, Spices, Sesame, Garlic, Xanthan Gum, Chilli, Acetic Sodium Benzoated Added as a Preservative.

This thick sauce works very well on any grilled or smoked foods, but like most BBQ sauces, can burn because of the sugar content. So use it only at the end of cooking.

* Key ingredients used for Chinese BBQ and home made BBQ sauces.

- Cumin Powder

Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper.

Ground Cumin is a key element in dishes ranging from Tex-Mex chili, curry powders, masalas, mouth-watering spice mixes as well as vegetable and meat stews. You should be able to find it from Indian or Chinese supermarkets. If not, you could buy it from internet.

- Five spices powder

Five-spice powder is a mixture of five spices. It encompasses all five flavours of sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty. It is popular in Chinese cuisine, but also used in other Asian cookery. It is widely available in Chinese and Indian supermarkets.

- Chili powder

- White pepper

- Sault

- Vegetable oil or mixed vegetable oil

* Recipes on how to make BBQ sauces yourself

+++ Minced Garlic Black Pepper Sauce (DIY Chinese BBQ sauce)

Minced Garlic Black Pepper Sauce is one of the popular homemade Chinese BBQ sauces. It is to be served with meat dishes.

In following I will show you how to make Minced Garlic Black Pepper Sauce.

> Ingredients:

2 cups of beef stock, 450ml

2tbsp minced garlic,

30g butter,

1tbsp corn flour,

½ onion (finely diced),

lots of ground black pepper,

2 tsp salt

=> Steps for making Garlic Black Pepper Sauce:

1. Melt 20g butter in a heated frying pan over low heat. Add minced garlic and diced onion. Stir fry until fragrant. Add one cup of beef stock. Bring to boil over medium heat. Sift to remove minced garlic and diced onion. Set aside stock.

2. Heat another frying pan. Melt remaining butter over low heat. Sift flour into pan. Gently stir until even. Add another cup of beef stock. Keep stirring until corn flour has dissolved. Add ground black pepper and salt. Cook until sauce sickens.

+++ Flavoured Chilli Sauce (DIY Chinese BBQ sauce)

This is a dipping sauce for meat dishes.

> Ingredients used:

Lemon juice, 60ml

Tomato sauce, 2 tbsp

Chilli oil, 1 tsp

Chilli sauce, 1 tsp

Black pepper, 1 tsp

Oyster sauce, 1 tbsp

Chopped chilli, 1 tbsp

Wine, 1 tbsp

Brown sugar, 1 tbsp

Minced garlic, ½ tsp

=> Steps: Mix well all the ingredients.

+++ Minced Garlic Sauce (DIY Chinese BBQ sauce)

Use this as a dipping sauce for seafood dishes.

> Ingredients:

Minced garlic, 2 tbsp

Soy sauce, 3 tbsp

Monosodium glutamate, optional

White wine, 1 tsp

White wine vinegar, 1tsp

Sugar, 1 tsp

White pepper, ½ tsp

=> Steps: Mix well all the ingredients.

In your leisure time, give them a try yourself and then with your friends. For more Chinese BBQ sauce and BBQ recipes, go visit

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